Exhibition: Two New Works Available // ASG Fundraiser

Aggregate Space Gallery
801 West Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94607

Aggregate Space Gallery has invited dozens of artists to come and create a small edition of artworks to be sold to benefit the continued growth and stabilization of ASG. I participated on opening day, producing these two new small works. The exhibition “creates an aquarium-like public space wherein artists exchange resources, ideas, and activate the ASG facility in its entirety.” The sculptures produced on site are for sale immediately as they are finished, priced in the incredibly accessible range of $50- $200. Other artists include Whitney Lynn, Cathy Lu, and Aaron Rosenstreich. Come support this vital gallery space and their visionary programming.

There are a number of times to visit the artists as well as an opening reception and First Friday event:
Shop times 12-5pm:
May 19, 20
May 26, 27
June 2, 3

First Friday Event: 2 June 5-8
Orium Reception: 3 June 6-10

Regular Gallery Hours
Fridays and Saturdays 1-5pm
and by appointment


Exhibition: Recology Retrospective

“We Always Progress” Performer Ingrid Rojas Contreras

SF Camerawork
1011 Market Street, Fl 2
Dec 1, ’16 – Jan 28, ’17
Reception Thursday, Dec 1, 6 – 8 pm

While its only been a year since I completed a residency at Recology, there is a legacy of artists using photography and video to build narratives, sets, and characters from recycled materials there. Photography and Video Retrospective of the Recology Artist in Residence Program is curated by Darrin Martin and includes works by Miguel Arzabe, Jamil Hellu, Robin Lasser, Jenny Odell, Kate Rhoades, Chris Sollars, and Nomi Talisman, among others.

In its 26th year, the Recology SF AIR Program provides Bay Area artists with studio space at the Recology San Francisco Transfer Station and Recycling Center, as well as access to materials in the Public Disposal and Recycling Area (the public dump). Artists work for 4 months on-site, and residencies culminate in public 3-day exhibitions. Over 150 artists have had residencies since the program’s founding.


Screening: Limited Access, Tehran IRAN

telluric, telluric, telluric

I’m pleased to be showing a selection of videos during LIMITED ACCESS 6 in Tehran. The program is co-curated by Sanaz Mazinani and Marc Mayer and also features works by Surabhi Saraf, Boo Chapple, and GIRL (Chitra Ganesh and Simone Leigh). Our program runs Saturday, February 27 and Wednesday, March 3 between 1 and 6 pm. From the press release:

What are the physical and psychological limitations of the body? From daily, domestic routines to the pressures of conforming to societal norms, the artists in this program consider the resiliency of the human body by challenging and abstracting its depiction and form. Saraf explores the representations of the feminine form in Fold. Focusing on the everyday motions of folding laundry, she shows us the beauty and the choreography of the body within a domestic space. In Breaking Bread and Green Washing, Chapple comments on the gluttony and overuse of the resources that surround us and how the body functions as the nexus point for our consumption. Barber endeavors to break down the body/mind divide through endurance performances that force a metaphysical consideration on the body and its boundaries. Finally, GIRL’s (Chitra Ganesh and Simone Leigh) haunting video My dreams, my works must wait till after hell… questions the classical art-historical presentation of the nude by featuring the black body and denying the visibility of the subject’s physical attributes. Instead the aural and psychological experience is amplified through the physical power of the breath.

More information can be found here.

Exhibition: SFAC Gallery Inaugural

parallel selves body fragments

San Francisco Arts Commission
401 Van Ness Ave
Jan 22 – May 7, 2015
Gallery Hours Tue. – Sat. 11am-6pm
Reception January 22nd, 6-9pm

I am honored to be included in the inaugural exhibition of the newly renovated San Francisco Arts Commission gallery, curated by director Meg Shiffler and independent curator Kevin Chen. I will be showing a body-replica sculptural work and making a new performance on March 17, 2015.

From the press release:

Bring it Home: (Re)Locating Cultural Legacy Through the Body presents work from artists representing diverse Bay Area communities, and centers thematically on how these artists grapple with cultural identity and its relationship to the human condition. Bring it Home features work by both established and emerging Bay Area artists including Zeina Barakeh, Jeremiah Barber, Vic De La Rosa, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Dana Harel, Carolyn Janssen, Summer Mei Ling Lee, Ranu Mukherjee, Ramekon O’Arwisters, and Tsherin Sherpa. Working in media ranging from painting to digital photography, video to textiles, performance to sculpture, the artists attempt to reconcile and bridge differences—such as past and present, historical and contemporary, Eastern and Western, traditional customs and modern conventions, religious and secular—and the ongoing search for grounding and a sense of home, these artists make culture and history highly personal by presenting the body (and often their own body) as a site of inscription and fractured performances.

More information about the exhibition can be found here.

More about the performance can be found here.

Solo Exhibition: MAKE ME CHANGE ME

at Recology AIR Gallery
Jan 22nd 5-10pm, 23rd 1-3pm, and 26th 5-7pm*
503 Tunnel Ave, San Francisco CA

*Tour with the artists at 6pm


Recology Artist in Residence Program presents “MAKE ME CHANGE ME”, an exhibition of works created during my four month stay at the recycling center. During my residency, I have had access to a large warehouse called the public disposal area, where SF residents pay to dispose of household goods, construction materials, and business and electronic waste.

I Could Not Find Alpha

“I Could Not Find Alpha”, HD Video with Florentina Mocanu, 2015

The centerpiece of my exhibition is a series of videos featuring performers and non-performers reading found texts in fantastical environments made from found materials. I will also be showing a series of sculptures that distort reflections and lightpaths.

Also on view are an immersive wunderkammer installation by Alison Pebworth and light-based works by Robb Godshaw.

I hope you will join us for the short run of the show!


Exhibition: Resonate, Root Division’s Inaugural

at Root Division
September 12 – 26, 2015
Opening Reception: September 12, 2015, 7:00–11:00 PM
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12:00–6:00 PM

This exhibition opens Root Division’s brand new 3-floor studio and exhibition building on Mission Street. The news that Root Division has been successful not only in securing a new location but raising the funds for a full renovation (just over $800,000 at last notice) has been so exciting. Hundreds of artists have found community in Root Division’s expansive programming, and the new building easily doubles the capacity for studio artists and exhibition space.


For the inaugural exhibition “Resonate”, curators Amy Cancelmo and Dana Hemenway have asked a range of artists and art collectives to exhibit works that focus on community engagement and interactivity. I have been commissioned to make a new sculptural work, Tunnel. This installation is an elongated tent-like geometric form, with an interior of water, light and mirrors that creates a reflective space for the viewer. Sitting on a giant douglas fir stump, the viewer sees a series of reflections of her face that are mediated by water.

I’m so excited to be included in this exhibition alongside projects by Amy Ellingson, Kevin Chen, JD Beltran and Scott Minneman, Stephanie Syjuco, and many more great artists.

If you miss the opening, don’t miss the exhibition audio tour by the notorious Congratulations Pine Tree. CPT is a podcast by Kate Rhodes and Maysoun Wazwaz, and for this exhibition they interviewed every artist in the show (I tell a ghost story). Check out their podcast here.

Blog: Performance On the Road

With the support of the Fleishhacker Foundation I spent the temperamental month of July driving across the US, along the north to the Minnesota boundary waters, through the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, through Chicago to the Black Hills, Yellowstone, the Nevada desert and back. I packed my car with film gear, drove 4 hours a day and stopped frequently, taking notes on landscapes for potential projects and making performance sketches. At night I was shooting a new video piece–its still fresh and I’m not ready to share it yet, but here are some stills from daytime experiments.

Duet with forklift, MN

Duet with forklift, MN

Economic Recovery Act, WI

Economic Recovery Act, WI

Leaping into the mirrored lake at the base of the mountain

Leaping into the mirrored lake at the base of Bald Mountain, WY

Event: Beacon @ Djerassi

While in residency at Djerassi’s AIR, I developed a site-specific work meant to be seen in complete darkness. Beacon is installed along the Harrington Creek in a redwood grove, a half-hour hike out from Djerassi’s headquarters. This summer there will be several guided tours to view the piece. Each meets at Djerassi at 8:15pm. Reservations are extremely limited. Contact me directly for a reservation in May. Tickets for June hikes will be available through the Djerassi website.

May 26th
May 28th
June 12th
June 17th

viewer at the site-specific installation beacon

Explorers over the last three centuries have navigated dark sea waters aided by a sextant, which bounces light off of two mirrors. In Beacon, artist Jeremiah Barber uses reflection to create an installation inspired by the night-traveler, a person for whom getting lost in the landscape can be a revelation of the self. Built over the course of a month at Djerassi’s Resident Artist Program, the audience encounters Beacon in complete darkness and one at a time. Small groups join Barber to hike out from the dramatic mountain landscape of the Santa Cruz Mountains, arriving at a redwood grove along Harrington Creek. The journey to encounter this piece––the downward slope of the hillside, the rolling fog, the owls hunting from the trees––is integral to the experience of self-reflection. Barber’s work is an intimate encounter, drawing on external forces, reversing internal emotion, and providing an unseen perspective of the self.

Blog: Stick and Rock Steadicam

Just before I left my home in San Francisco to embark on a month-long artist residency at Djerassi Resident Artists Program, I decided I would need a steadicam to shoot a project. As is my custom before purchasing equipment of any kind these days, I started on Instructables and after a number of hours stumbled into this wormhole. WSCLATER is making some rad camera balancing mechanisms (just look at the wind rudder!). Some are calling these amazing projects over-produced, which I suppose is the same ethos that made me think I could make a camera stabiliser from the fruit of nature’s bounty. And so my first order of business in the Santa Cruz mountains was to find some well curved sticks.

I present the Stick and Rock Steadicam (with apologies to WSCLATER):

Djerassi phase two, the Stick and Rock Steadicam. #djerassiair #steadicam #meansofproduction

A video posted by Jeremiah (@buckar0ni) on

I was also working on some underwater microphones for another project:

Djerassi phase one complete. Hydrophones built and tested in the studio. #djerassiair

A video posted by Jeremiah (@buckar0ni) on

Of course I didn’t get around to recording with my tinkerings. Need another residency to do that.

Review: “The Marvelous Real”

We’ve received some great coverage for Ingrid Rojas Contreras and my 2-person exhibition, “Lo Real Maravilloso / The Marvelous Real”:

The Intimate Dynamics of a Two-Person, One-Couple Show
by Thea Quiray Tagle
February 24, 2015
“It is this element of intense intimacy […] that is the most mysterious, and the most marvelous, to bear witness to.”
(Im)materiel and The Marvelous Real
by Lea Feinstein
February 17, 2015
“Their endeavors memorably evoke worlds we cannot see…”
Real, Marvelous and Very Personal
by Jonathan Curiel
January 29, 2015
“Rojas and Barber place one foot in the past and one foot in the absolute present.”